Category Archives: Public Transport

Sevenoaks rail services can only get better

Dear Editor A year ago rail travellers in Sevenoaks complained that the services on South Eastern offered the worst value for money in Britain. This came from Which? surveys across the country. Now comes news that things are getting better. … Continue reading

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Your vital feedback on the Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan

Response to Northern Sevenoaks Masterplan based on a Community Survey by Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats Over the last few months we have spoken to hundreds of people face to face, and received well over 100 written responses to the Community Surveys … Continue reading

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Lib Dems call for sustainable rail future for Sevenoaks commuters

Sevenoaks rail passengers face yet another eye-watering rise in fares come the New Year, well above the rate of inflation, making it one of the most expensive commutes in the country mile for mile, as shown below. The justification given … Continue reading

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Vote TODAY for Richard STREATFEILD – Bough Beech, Chiddingstone, Fordcombe and Penshurst NB: Polls close at 10pm

Richard Streatfeild FinalRichardvotetoday Record of action * Investment in a new community hall * Opposing major expansion at Gatwick * Funding for village sports facilities * Community broadband initiative * Starting work on affordable homes Ready to deliver more * … Continue reading

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Save the 402 bus service to Halstead and Knockholt and Sevenoaks Weald

I have received the following message from a frequent user of the 402 service: “I am extremely worried that Arriva Kent & Sussex Ltd has applied to Transport for London to withdraw route 402 between Bromley and Dunton Green. This … Continue reading

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Southeastern Pre-Election Fares Shock – what does Michael Fallon have to say to hard-pressed Sevenoaks commuters?

Southeastern have announced that offpeak fares will be increased by 3.4% (or 10p, whichever is the greater) from Sunday. An offpeak day return to London from Sevenoaks will now be £12.10. This is significantly higher than the Consumer Prices Index … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Alan Bullion’s adoption meeting speech in Sevenoaks – Averting a Tory Hard Brexit

Only the Lib Dems can stop a Tory Hard Brexit in Sevenoaks and Swanley Local MP Sir Michael Fallon has lurched from being for Brexit, to against, and is now for a ‘Full Brexit’, which would threaten vital jobs in our … Continue reading

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BAT AND BALL STATION – WORK ABOUT TO START

BAT AND BALL – WORK ABOUT TO START South Eastern Railways have told us that work is about to start on essential repairs on the station, to fix the floors and roof, to stop water running into the foundations from … Continue reading

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Sort out Bat and Ball junction now!

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS FOR SAFER STREETS IN SEVENOAKS On doorsteps across Sevenoaks we’re finding people asking for our streets to be safer. We need houses and school places, but only if we can tackle the traffic which makes our streets more … Continue reading

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Fund our Sevenoaks rail services properly

Lib Dems support a cheaper and more efficient integrated ticketing system for Sevenoaks commuters, something that the Tories have opposed both at County Council and Government levels. With the Tory Government and District Council planning to build 12,400 new homes … Continue reading

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